Sunday, May 19, 2013

DePuy ASR Lawsuit Update: DePuy Moves to Exclude Evidence of Recall in Federal Trial, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports

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(PRWEB) May 15, 2013
As pretrial proceedings progress in the first bellwether DePuy ASR hip trial in federal court, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP, an ASR law firm, reports that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy has motioned to exclude evidence of the recalls of the ASR and other DePuy products. The firm provides more information on the ASR metal-on-metal hip implant and ASR lawsuits at http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr/.

DePuy, citing recent state court hip trials, filed the motion stating that the recalls are not relevant to the trials, according to court documents for Dorney-Madgitz, et ux. v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al., No. 11-dp-20112 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio); In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2197 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio). Plaintiff Faye Dorney-Madgitz is suing DePuy alleging ASR side effects, including metallosis (metal poisoning), the documents said. The ASR was recalled in 2010.
This trial is scheduled to begin in September, according to court documents. Judge David A. Katz is presiding over the federal consolidation of DePuy ASR lawsuits. There are an additional 11,000 lawsuits pending against DePuy over the ASR hip implant in state and federal courts, according to Bloomberg.* The first trial in the country in Los Angeles resulted in the plaintiff winning an $8.3 million damages award (Kransky v. DePuy; BC456086, Los Angeles Superior Court).

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